Discover Galway

The streets of the city centre are largely pedestrian friendly and you can enjoy the many street acts that both entertain and delight. As you will discover, Galway offers a dizzying array of activities to enjoy and there are so many ways to see all that Galway has to offer.

Galway & The Wild Atlantic Way

Relax or take a dip on the beaches of Salthill or take a trip further West the landscape of the Connemara Gaeltacht lies in wait with much beautiful Galway scenery to enjoy and it is the region where you will find the Irish “Gaelic” Language. Set in the heart of Connemara, Kylemore Abbey has been the home of Benedictine Nuns since 1920. One of Ireland’s finest architectural gems, this Neo-Gothic Castle and a restored Victorian Walled Garden set in tranquil and beautiful surroundings.

If you have time to explore the western coast then the Wild Atlantic Way is a strong recommendation as it gives a route to follow and by doing so you will get to uncover special scenery along the way.

Eyre Square

Eyre Square also known as John F. Kennedy Memorial Park is located in the city centre of Galway. A lot of tours start here due to the large number of historic statues and artefacts situated here. On a summer’s day, you will find everyone lying out and enjoying the sun on the green, giving it a relaxed atmosphere. Many a festival and events set up in Eyre Square such as the annual Christmas market, Vodafone Comedy Carnival and the Galway Arts Festival.

Eyre square is directly beside the shopping scene in Galway with Corbet Court shopping centre located just off Eyre Square and Shop Street just a 2-minute walk. As well as being beside all the great shops, Eyre Square is located beside the train and coach stations and bus stops, with all buses in Galway city leading back to Eyre Square. Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is just a 15-minute walk to Eyre Square allowing you to shop till you drop.

Galway Racecourse

Galway Racecourse is located in Ballybrit, just a 10-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Sandy Road. The Galway Racecourse hosts a number of events throughout the year, with the largest and by far the most popular event, being the summer festival. The summer festival is Ireland’s biggest and most famous racing festival held at the end of July and takes place over a busy 7 days of fun.

Throughout September and October, there are various race days held for those who want the excitement but not the crazy crowds. During the Christmas season the Galway Racecourse gets a whole new look when elf town takes over, the highly popular interactive Christmas experience is the perfect thing to get you in the holiday spirit.

Salthill

Salthill also known as “Bóthar na Trá” which translates to “the road by the sea”. It is a seaside village that holds breath-taking views. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible to the right, with Galway City to the left. Directly across Galway Bay you can see County Clare and sometimes you can even see the Connemara mountains.

Salthill village has a number of restaurants, bars and hotels for you to sit back, relax and enjoy. If you are looking for something a bit more fun, Salthill has amusements indoor and out, golf clubs, venues for events, casinos, an aquarium, swimming pools, windsurfing and boat tours to keep you entertained.

Rugby Breaks

The Connacht Rugby team is one of the four professional rugby teams in Ireland. Galway is proud to be the location of the Galway Sports ground, which is home to the Connacht Rugby team. Connacht Rugby plays a large role in the sports community in Galway, with matches regularly being played throughout the year. With it being just a 15-minute walk from the hotel, the Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is ideally located.

Golfing Breaks

Golfers are spoiled for choice with an array of world class parkland courses throughout the County, with absolutely stunning views Galway is the perfect place to play a few rounds of golf.

Aran Islands

Take a ferry to another world and leave the mainland behind by visiting the Aran Islands. Walk, hire a bike, meet a four legged friend and take a trip around the islands to see historical features and enjoy a break from the latest technology by learning to relax old style. The islands are truly in a world of their own.

Soccer Breaks

Galway hosts a large number of soccer games with the city having its very own team Galway United. The team can be seen playing at the Eamonn Deacy Park, which is located less than 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel. The games always create a great atmosphere around the city and county. You can purchase tickets online or from the ticket booths outside of Eamonn Deacy Park at all home matches.

Fishing & Seaside Attractions

A famous place for fishing here you can enjoy coarse fishing, river angling, and sea angling – all available locally. Galway’s boating culture is one to watch, admire the striking Galway Hookers from the harbour or enjoy a cruise on the Corrib if you get a chance. For a deep sea experience, you can visit Galway Atlantaquaria, the national aquarium, presents a comprehensive view of the world of water, imaginatively recreating natural habitats from the seabed to local rivers and lakes.

Irish Culture & Festivals

For the very best in Irish culture be sure to check out what’s playing at Galway’s vibrant theatres. Here you will find Ireland’s only Irish language theatre Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe as well as the world renowned Druid and Town Hall Theatre.

Galway is a hive of activity throughout the year and there is always something going on with multiple festivals attracting both visitors and locals alike for fun and frolics. From sports to music, theatre to food, there is something for every interest. Our calendar of events will keep you up to date on the latest events and festivals.

Sky Road Clifden

The Sky Road in Clifden is famously known for its absolutely stunning views. The 16km route takes you out the west of Clifden and onto the Wild Atlantic driving route. This drive is not for the faint-hearted, with narrow back roads throughout your journey uphill and down. Sandy beaches, miles of green grass and dozens of wandering sheep that are sure to stop you in your tracks we can guarantee it’s a place you want to see.

Spanish Arch & Claddagh

On the left bank of the River Corrib you will find a historical gem of Galway known as Spanish Arch. Built in 1584 as an extension of the famous city walls, it has remained a vital part of Galway and its vast history. Today you will find locals, tourists and buskers enjoy the area on sunny days.

Across the river from Spanish Arch you will find the famous Claddagh, one of the oldest fishing towns in Ireland thought to have been in existence since the 5th century. The Claddagh is more internationally famous for the Claddagh ring and the Claddagh swans which you can always find gracefully floating along the edge of Claddagh.

Lucky for us you would find these two historic parts of Galway just a 15-minute walk from us here at Maldron Sandy Road Galway.

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Common Questions

  • General Hotel Information

    What time is check-in?

    Check-in is 3pm on the day of arrival. In the case of earlier arrival, we try our best to accommodate our guests where possible. Please note that an earlier check-in is subject to room availability and that additional charges may apply.

    What time is check-out?

    Check-out is at 12 noon on the day of departure. In the cases of late departure, we try our best to accommodate our guests where possible. Please note that a late check-out is subject to room availability and available until 2pm at a cost of €20. If you plan to avail of a late check-out, please arrange with our reception team during your stay.

    Does the hotel offer baggage storage?

    Yes, you can leave your luggage with the reception until your room is ready or you are ready to depart.

    Does the hotel have WiFi?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Tallaght is pleased to offer complimentary WiFi in all public areas and bedrooms.

    Is there a laundry service available?

    Yes, we offer a laundry service in the hotel at a cost of €15 per laundry bag.

    What do I do if I accidentally left some items in the hotel?

    If you have left any items behind following your stay at the hotel, please contact our reception directly via phone on +353 (0)91 513 200 and our team will be happy to organise collection or postage if the item is found.

    Are pets permitted in the hotel?

    No, pets are not allowed in the hotel, with the exception of guide and assistance dogs.

    Is the hotel reception desk open 24 hours a day?

    Yes, the reception desk is operating 24 hours day.

    What is the hotel’s smoking policy?

    At Maldron Hotel Sandy Road, we operate a strictly non-smoking policy throughout the entire hotel. A deep cleaning fee will be charged to guests who are found to be in breach of our no smoking policy.

    Is the hotel accessible?

    Yes, we are proud to be verified as offering very good levels of accessibility throughout our hotel. Please click the button below for full details or contact us if you would like any additional information.

    Hotel Accessibility

    Do you sell gift vouchers?

    Yes, gift vouchers are available to purchase at the hotel reception desk or online. Gift vouchers can be used in all Maldron Hotels, in our sister brand, Clayton Hotels and selected partner hotels, The Gibson Hotel, The Belvedere Hotel and Hotel 7, meaning a choice of over 40 hotels in Ireland and the UK.

    Do you provide printing facilities for boarding passes?

    Yes, our reception team can assist with printing your boarding pass.

    Does the hotel offer currency exchange?

    No, we don’t offer currency exchange at the hotel, but we will be happy to direct you to the nearest facility.

    Do you supply travel adapters?

    Yes, travel adapters can be purchased from the vending machines (subject to availability).

    Does the hotel run a kids club?

    Yes, our Crafty Kids activities are available during all school holidays. Please note that the Kids Club is inactive at the moment due to Covid-19.

    Is there a babysitting service available?

    Yes, once you pre-book, we can organise a babysitter

  • Rooms & Amenities

    What room types does the hotel offer?

    Maldron Hotel Sandy Road boasts a total of 165 hotel rooms. Depending on your needs, you can choose between different room types, including double rooms, twin rooms, king and single rooms, executive rooms as well as family rooms and also a number of interconnecting rooms.

    Are there wheelchair accessible rooms available?

    Yes, the hotel is fully wheelchair accessible. There are lifts from the car park up to reception and all the floors. We also have 13 ground floor rooms. 61 of our rooms have walk-in showers and we also have 8 fully accessible rooms with wet rooms.

    Does the hotel have family rooms?

    Yes, we have a number of family rooms available. Our family rooms comprise of two double beds accommodating up to two adults and one or two children. Interconnecting rooms or a second family room are also available on request if you should need some more space.

    Can I get a cot or camp bed in my room?

    Yes, we provide rollaway beds and baby cots (subject to availability). We would recommend guests request the use of a cot or at the time of making their reservation by using the comments or calling +353 (0)91 513 200 to avoid disappointment.

    Are the hotel rooms air-conditioned?

    Yes, air-conditioning is available throughout the hotel and each guest bedroom.

    Do the bathrooms have a shower or a bath?

    All our rooms have a shower and baths are available in some bedrooms.

    Does the hotel offer wake-up calls?

    Yes, wake-up calls can be pre-arranged with reception.

    What amenities are included in the room?

    All our bedrooms come with a hairdryer, in-room safe, tea and coffee facilities, shampoo, shower gels and soap.

  • Dining

    What dining options are available at the hotel?

    Our Grain & Grill restaurant is open 7 days a week serving great quality food at reasonable prices from breakfast right through to lunch and dinner.

    Does the hotel offer breakfast?

    Yes, we are renowned for a great selection of breakfast options available each morning. Healthy or indulgent, hot or cold, we have something to suit all tastes and to kickstart your morning. Breakfast is served 7 days a week in our Grain & Grill restaurant, Monday to Friday from 7am to 10am and weekends and bank holidays from 8am to 10am.

    If breakfast isn’t included in your rate, you can still purchase breakfast for an additional €14pp.

    What are the opening times of the Grain & Grill?

    Lunch is served at our Grain & Grill restaurant daily from 12pm to 2pm and dinner is served daily between 6pm and 9pm.

    What time does the bar close at?

    Midweek – the last call is at 11:30 pm

    Friday & Saturday – last call at 12:30 am

    Sunday – last call at 11.00 pm

    Does the restaurant cater food for allergies?

    Yes, all of our menus have a full allergy listing. Please inform your waiter if you have any allergies, vegetarian or dietary requirements and our kitchen team will be delighted to assist.

    Does the restaurant offer a dedicated kid’s menu?

    Yes, we offer a separate kid’s menu for our younger diners.

    Do you provide room service?

    Yes, in-room dining is available daily. You can order from our Click & Go menu, available through our Guest Service Platform. The food can be collected at the collection point in our restaurant at your requested time.

    Is there a reservation for dinner required?

    No, a dining reservation is in general not required. However, we advise you to reserve your table to avoid disappointment. To book, please contact our reception team via phone on +353 (0)91 513 200 or email reception.sandyroad@maldronhotels.com.

    Do you cater for large groups? Can I book a private dining space for a special occasion?

    Yes, we do cater for large groups, however, we do not have private dining facilities. To enquire, please contact us via phone on +353 (0)91 513 200 or email reception.sandyroad@maldronhotels.com.

  • Leisure Facilities

    Does the hotel offer spa and gym facilities on-site?

    Yes, we have a well-equipped fitness suite on-site which all guests have complimentary access to. Unfortunately, we no longer have spa facilities on site.

    Does the hotel have a swimming pool?

    No, we do not have a pool on-site.

    What are the opening hours of gym?

    The gym open daily from 7am to 10pm.

    Is there an age limit for using the gym?

    Yes, guests must be 18 years of age to use our gym facilities.

  • Meetings & Events

    Are there meeting and event room facilities available at the hotel?

    Yes, we have 6 meeting rooms available at the hotel. Our newly refurbished hotel meeting and function rooms all boast first-class facilities with state-of-the-art AV and sound systems. All of our individual rooms are adaptable for different types of set up, depending on your individual needs, giving you the power to host the perfect event.

    Does the hotel facilitate conferences?

    Yes, our hotel does facilitate conferences.

    How many people do your meeting rooms accommodate?

    Our meeting rooms can accommodate up to 120 people.

    What equipment is included in the meeting rooms?

    All our meeting rooms are equipped with standard presentation facilities(LCD/TV/projector and screen), flipcharts, water, pads, pencils, podium and microphones. In addition, all meeting rooms are wheelchair accessible. Free high-speed WiFi will be provided complimentary in all meeting rooms as well as air conditioning. 

    Are there food and beverage options available?

    Yes, we have a variety of dining options as well as customised menus available for meetings to suit your budget and requirements. For more information, please contact our meetings team via phone on +353 (0)91 513223 or email info.sandyroad@maldronhotels.com.

    Do you have corporate rates available?

    Yes, corporate rates are available. Should you wish to inquire about setting up a preferred agreement, feel free to contact our meetings team via phone on +353 (0)91 513223 or email info.sandyroad@maldronhotels.com.

  • Booking & Cancellation

    What is Make It Maldron and how do I sign up?

    Signing up and being part of Make it Maldron means you can save €10/£10 per room per night every time you book directly on our website (excludes selected sale and promotional special offers). To sign up, visit our ‘Make It Maldron’ page and join in 3 simple steps to ensure your discount is applied to all future online bookings.

    Can I claim back on the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme?

    Yes, we are delighted to confirm that all Maldron Hotels are registered for the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme. That means if you stay with us between 1st October 2020 and 30th April 2021 you can claim up to €125 under this scheme, please see revenue.ie for more information and details.

    What is the best way to make a reservation?

    The best way to book is online on our website where you can easily see our best rates and what exclusive offers and packages are available. Alternatively, you can call us on +353 (0)91 513 200 or email reception.sandyroad@maldronhotels.com.

    What should I do if I haven’t received a booking confirmation?

    If you have not received your booking confirmation, try to check your spam/junk folder. If you still haven’t received it, please contact our reservations team on +353 (0)91 513 200 and they will be happy to help.

    What payment methods does the hotel accept?

    We accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and American Express. We also accept Debit/Laser cards. Payment can also be made by cash (the receptionist will require photographic proof of identification) and by One For All vouchers and vouchers that have been purchased through our hotel or online. We also accept contactless payment up to €50.

    What is the hotel’s credit/debit card policy?

    A valid credit/debit card is required to secure all bookings made online or over the phone, unless in cases where this is otherwise stated. Please note nothing is charged to the card at booking stage when booking directly with the hotel (with the exception of advance purchase offers or bookings that require a deposit. This will be clearly noted on the booking offer).

    For all rooms that are being paid for in cash must be accompanied with photographic ID. No rooms will be let unless payment is guaranteed.

    What age are children for the purpose of hotel packages?

    Under 12’s are considered to be children.

    How do I make a group or multiple room booking?

    To make a group or multi-room booking, you can book online or contact our reservations team via phone on +353 (0)91 513 200.

    Are there any age restrictions when booking a hotel room?

    To book a hotel room, you must be at least 18 years old. All under 18s must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.

    Can I show up at the hotel without a booking?

    Yes, you can, however, we would always recommend to call ahead to the hotel or booking online prior to arriving to secure your reservation and to avoid disappointment.

    Can I extend my stay?

    Yes, depending on availability, we’ll be happy to accommodate you for further nights at an additional cost. Please contact our reception team if you plan to extend your stay.

    How can I upgrade my stay?

    You can upgrade your stay to an Executive Room for €40 or a Superior King Room for €20 on your check-in or with our reservations team directly.

    How do I amend or cancel my booking?

    If you have booked directly with the hotel, you can amend or cancel your booking by visiting the ‘Manage Booking’ section on our website by using your confirmation number and email address. Alternatively, you can call us directly on +353 (0)91 513 200 to cancel or amend your booking.

    What is the cancellation policy?

    If you have booked the reservation directly with the hotel over the phone or online, Maldron Hotel Sandy Road offers free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to the day of arrival unless advance purchase non-refundable rate was selected. Please note that some special offers and key dates outlined in the terms and conditions may specify a special cancellation policy applicable to that offer and date.

    How can I cancel my reservation if I booked via a third-party website?

    If you have booked via a third-party, you will need to contact the third party directly to amend or cancel your booking as we cannot do that on your behalf. Please note that they have their own cancellation policies, so please refer to your confirmation email.

    What does the “no-show” policy entail?

    If a guest makes a reservation and fails to show up and doesn’t cancel the reservation successfully then we will take payment for the first night’s stay from the credit or debit card provided at the time of booking. If your booking is advance purchase, the total amount will be non-refundable and you will incur a 100% penalty charge for the entire duration of your stay.

  • Location & Parking

    How far away is the hotel from Galway City Centre?

    Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is ideally located just a 15 to 20-minute walk from Galway City Centre. There are taxis available at the touch of a button that cost between 6 and 9 euro and there is also a bus stop located just outside the hotel with all bus times available at reception.

    What’s the best way to get to the hotel from the airport?

    Dublin airport – Galway: There are buses running from 5 am until 12:30 am each day with gobus, citylink and bus Eireann. You can also get a taxi to Heuston station if you wish to take the train from 7:35 am to 7:35 pm.

    Shannon airport – Galway: Bus Eireann runs a bus from 7:10 am until 10 pm every day.

    Knock airport – Galway: Bus Eireann runs a bus from 8:55 am until 8 pm every day.

    Are there any shopping areas nearby?

    Yes, Galway Shopping Centre in Headford Road is located just a 10-minute walk from our hotel and the Eyre Square Shopping Centre approx. a 20 to 25-minute walk. In general, we’d recommend a visit to the city as there are lots of diverse and high street options available.

    How close are public transport links to the hotel?

    The closes bus stop is located only a few minutes from the hotel. The 407 bus runs every 30 minutes. If you are coming from the hotel and you are going into town, the 407 bus stop is on the Headford Road beside Terryland Shopping Centre (Dunnes Stores) and it takes you to Eyre Square stop 2. If you are coming from town and you are going to the hotel, the 407 is at stop 2 on Eyre Square you get off at the bus stop on the Headford Road across from Terryland Shopping Centre (Dunnes Stores).

    What is there to see and do around the hotel?

    We are in close proximity to the City Centre, with easy access to Salthill also. We are the perfect base to explore all the City of Tribes has to offer.

    Is there a car rental station near the hotel?

    Yes, Europa car is located just a 3-minute walk from the hotel.

    Is parking available at the hotel?

    Yes, we have complimentary underground parking available to all our guests and visitors.

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Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is currently open to essential travel only in accordance with government guidelines.

 

Reasonable evidence confirming the stay is for essential travel must be provided on arrival, otherwise your booking will be cancelled.

 

Please contact our hotel team to discuss your requirements by calling +353 (0)91 513 200 or email reception.sandyroad@maldronhotels.com